Thursday, October 21, 2010

Living History

As I get older, history gets less dry and way more interesting.

Especially when it comes to life.

A couple of weeks ago, we drove over to Fort Griffin over in Albany for their Annual Living History Days. We had called them up that morning, and asked how the maneuverable it would be for a wheelchair. The lady on the phone offered to let us use a golf cart they had.

YIPPEEEEE!

Grandad and David got to drive around in style once we got there, and see things which would have been impossible - or extremely difficult - to get to, if we were there with a wheelchair.


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The little boy, on the other hand, was a wriggling mess in the back seat of the golf cart, and for everyone's sanity, I let him roam free on the grounds, running after him every which way his little feet led him.


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I did manage to get a look at some of the exhibits, though.. and having people in costume reenacting the times/era was pretty neat.


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After touring around the Fort part a bit, we drove over to "The Flat", where the original settlement below the fort was, and which is being preserved by the Historical Commission.


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There was an old Truss Bridge which is now blocked off but we stopped the car and walked over it.


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Very cool.

I now also have a new interest in Historical Markers too :)


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Oh, and on that vein, check out THIS app for the Android. Cool.

http://www.mygeoreader.com/

2 comments:

The Chansburys said...

yes Jaxy! you tell them how hard it is to be kept confined in some sorta moving buggy and not even be allowed to drive it?! come on! show them how much you little boys love burning off all your mini testosterones running around your system hey?!

valerie said...

Oooh yay looks fun! I love those time period things hehe